Techniques for interior and exterior basement waterproofing
Here’s why basement waterproofing is important: it prevents problems with your concrete foundation and it prevents problems with your wooden structural beams.
Ponding water can result in sagging floors and mold growth, both of which pose serious safety and health risks for your family. And if water saturates your concrete foundation, it can result in bowing or cracking walls—or worse, water-logged concrete foundation walls can fail altogether
To protect your home and your family, you will need to waterproof your foundation. This is no small task, as it requires a combination of both or either exterior basement waterproofing and waterproofing basement walls from the inside.
At Helitech Waterproofing & Foundation Repair, we specialize in both exterior and interior waterproofing. Plus, we’re the exclusive partner of the the Midwest’s leading basement waterproofing system, Hydraway, who trusts only the best waterproofing companies with installing their product.
Plus, we offer free consultations to homeowners just like you who are looking for a long-term basement waterproofing solution. This gives us a chance to devise a waterproofing plan that will alleviate your home’s water drainage problems. We even offer free estimates for the necessary work.
Give us a call. We’ll let you know exactly what our plan is, and how much it might cost.
Your home’s wet basement can lead to mold, sagging floors and failing basement walls.
Call the basement waterproofing professionals today.
For interior basement waterproofing, we always recommend the Hydraway system, as it gives an escape route to any pooling water in your basement. Hydraway even has a system for relieving hydrostatic pressure against your concrete foundation walls.
Here’s how it works. Our Hydraway system is placed below your basement floor where the floor and the footing meet to catch the water before it ever enters. The water will then flow through the Hydraway 2000, which will drain the pooling water and transport it away from your foundation walls. The Hydraway 300 is designed as a bridge that is placed on the wall and under the floor to capture any water where the wall and floor meet. This relieves hydrostatic pressure and prevents foundation failure.
Once all excess water is captured, it is captured by the Hydraway 3000 below the floor, and drained to the Helitech sump system which pumps the water outside, far away from your home’s foundation.
To learn more about Helitech’s waterproofing techniques, click here.
Exterior basement waterproofing
Effective waterproofing plans begin with preventing foundation leaks in the first place. This means installing yard drainage systems, so water doesn’t gather around your foundation walls. Not only does water weaken your concrete walls, but it can also cause a build-up of hydrostatic pressure—the pressure caused by water buildup behind a foundation wall—which can lead to cracks and basement flooding.
To read more about exterior basement waterproofing, click here.
We’ll give you, the homeowner, a free quote for your basement waterproofing system.
We’ll get back to you with a cost-effective solution.
Wanted to let you know that both workers (Alex & Ryan) were very professional & hard working. Alex who was the lead was extremely helpful & informative throughout the entire project. He let me know every step & also when they would be arriving & leaving each day. Even though …
Brad G. — 7.15.2017
This was a fantastic experience. Justin and Aaron were on time, completed the work requested, seeded the entire yard, watered the whole yard, cut down 2 trees and stacked the firewood, babysit my granddaughters while I took a nap and offered to fix supper for us. They were very professional, …
Kim C. — 3.12.2017
Poplar Bluff, MO
Great service. Kevin was great at explaining what needed to be done and following up. Aaron and his crew worked very hard in a particularly difficult job site. Clay soil and bedrock caused all kinds of problems, but they were on phone with supervisors, engineers, etc. to come up with …
Jackie M. — 9.26.2017
We were very pleased with the work done by Helitech. The three men were professional, polite, on-time, and kept their work site neat. We haven’t had to use our new waterproofing system yet as it hasn’t rained in weeks but look forward to having a dry basement guaranteed! Dan and …
Joe M. — 4.7.2017
When I first found out I had a water problem in my basement, I was worried, to say the least. 100-year-old home with a leaky basement, not an easy fix. I called several different waterproofing companies. Helitech responded the fastest and when it was all said and done they gave …
Candice R. — 9.14.2017
I wanted to send a note to let you know how much my family and I appreciate the work that your employees did at our home. In this historic flood, the river is currently touching our foundation and, while MANY in our neighborhood (and others we know) have flooded basements, …
Dora H. — 8.12.2017
Today my husband and I get to enjoy our weekend instead of pumping water out of our basement!!!! It’s so nice knowing that the system you installed will allow us to sleep tonight rather than worry about a flooded basement!!!! Best investment in our home!!!!! Thank you!!!!
Tom D. — 9.14.2017
I am writing to compliment (Brandon and Josh) for work completed at our house. They came at the promised time and proceeded to do their work in a timely and professional manner. They made virtually no mess or dust. They explained each step of the process, so I felt confident …
Kimberly C. — 6.22.2017
Just wanted to let you know Kevin W did an awesome job repairing the crack in my basement. Exceptionally efficient, knowledgeable, and courteous. I would definitely recommend Kevin and Helitech to others.
Irv S. — 9.28.2017
Technician Corey and his assistant (sorry don’t remember the name), were very professional, pleasant, kept us up to date on progress and invited our opinion of each step of the progress. We would recommend them and will use them again if any other type of work like this is needed.
Darren W. — 1.4.2018
Brandon Downs and crew worked very hard and I am very pleased with the work.
Mike M. — 6.19.2017
St. Louis, MO
Alex P & Brad C were courteous and did a good job and cleaned up after themselves. They also explained every step they were taking to make my wife and I feel comfortable. Most of all they were very patient with all of my questions. (I know I am not …
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